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Nha Trang

Universe 2008 2008 , the Miss Universe Pageant was held in a contemporary communist state for the first time, taking place in Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam. * Outside the continental US, Mexico has hosted the most Miss Universe pageants, with five. The various locations were: Between the rise of the Khmer Empire around 800 and Vietnam's territorial push to the south, the Champa kingdom began to shrink. In the 1471 Vietnamese invasion of Champa it suffered a serious defeat at the hands of the Vietnamese, in which 120,000 people were either captured or killed, and the kingdom was reduced to a small enclave near Nha Trang. Between 1607 and 1676 one of the Champa kings converted to Islam, and during this period Islam became a dominant feature of Cham society. * '''Kauthara''' was located in the area of modern Nha Trang in Khánh Hòa (Khanh Hoa Province) Province. Its religious and cultural center was the temple of Po Nagar, several towers of which still stand at Nha Trang. In 2009, Vietnam and Japan signed a deal to build a high-speed railway using Japanese technology; numerous Vietnamese engineers have since been sent to Japan to receive training in the operation and maintenance of high-speed trains. The railway will be a 1,630-km-long Dmoz:Regional Asia Vietnam Provinces Khanh Hoa Nha Trang Commons:Nha Trang


Kennedy Space Center

Department of Defense Department of Defense mission. It was also the maiden voyage of the ''Atlantis'' orbiter. Pailes traveled over 1.6 million miles in 98 Earth orbits and logged more than 97 hours in space.Fossett planned a second circumnavigation in the GlobalFlyer, this time taking off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, flying eastbound around the world then crossing the Atlantic a second time and then landing


Multan

team attempted to manage his injury rather than have his finger operated on, and took him on the 2003–04 tour of Australia (Indian cricket team in Australia in 2003-04). As with his previous visit four years earlier, Harbhajan had an unhappy time, taking 2 159 in a tour match against Victoria (Victorian Bushrangers). After an ineffective 1 169 in the First Test at Brisbane, his injury deteriorated and he underwent major finger surgery, sidelining him for a predicted


Weimar Republic

, the Republic claimed it could no longer afford the reparations (World War I reparations) payments required by the Versailles Treaty, and the government defaulted on some payments. In response, French and Belgian troops occupied the Ruhr region (Occupation of the Ruhr), Germany's most productive industrial region at the time, taking control of most mining and manufacturing companies in January 1923. Strikes were called, and passive resistance was encouraged. These strikes lasted eight months, further damaging the economy and the social life. The strike prevented some goods from being produced, but one industrialist, Hugo Stinnes, was able to create a vast empire out of bankrupt companies. Because the production costs in Germany were falling almost hourly, the prices for German products were unbeatable. Stinnes made sure that he was paid in dollars, which meant that by mid-1923, his industrial empire was worth more than the entire German economy. By the end of the year, over two hundred factories were working full-time to produce paper for the spiralling bank note production. Stinnes' empire collapsed when the government-sponsored inflation was stopped in November 1923. In 1919, one loaf of bread cost 1 mark; by 1923, the same loaf of bread cost 100 billion marks. thumb 250px One-million mark notes used as notepaper, October 1923. (File:Bundesarchiv Bild 102-00193, Inflation, Ein-Millionen-Markschein.jpg) Since striking workers were paid benefits by the state, much additional currency was printed, fuelling a period of hyperinflation. The 1920s German inflation started when Germany had no goods to trade. The government printed money to deal with the crisis; this meant payments within Germany were made with worthless paper money, and helped formerly great industrialists to pay back their own loans. This also led to pay raises for workers and for businessmen who wanted to profit from it. Circulation of money rocketed, and soon banknotes were being overprinted to a thousand times their nominal value and every town produced its own promissory notes; many banks & industrial firms did the same. The value of the ''Papiermark (German papiermark)'' had declined from 4.2 Marks per U.S. dollar in 1914 to one million per dollar by August 1923. This led to further criticism of the Republic. On 15 November 1923, a new currency, the ''Rentenmark (German rentenmark)'', was introduced at the rate of one trillion (1000000000000 (number)) (1,000,000,000,000) ''Papiermark'' for one ''Rentenmark'', an action known as redenomination. At that time, one U.S. dollar was equal to 4.2 ''Rentenmark''. Reparation payments were resumed, and the Ruhr was returned to Germany under the Locarno Treaties, which defined the borders between Germany, France, and Belgium. Further pressure from the political right came in 1923 with the Beer Hall Putsch, also called the Munich Putsch, staged by the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler in Munich. In 1920, the German Workers' Party had become the National Socialist German Workers' Party (''NSDAP''), or Nazi Party, and would become a driving force in the collapse of Weimar. Hitler named himself as chairman of the party in July 1921. On 8 November 1923, the ''Kampfbund'', in a pact with Erich Ludendorff, took over a meeting by Bavarian prime minister Gustav von Kahr (Gustav Ritter von Kahr) at a beer hall in Munich. Ludendorff and Hitler declared that the Weimar government was deposed and that they were planning to take control of Munich the following day. The 3,000 rebels were thwarted by the Bavarian authorities. Hitler was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison for high treason, a minimum sentence for the charge. Hitler served less than eight months in a comfortable cell, receiving a daily stream of visitors before his release on 20 December 1924. While in jail, Hitler dictated ''Mein Kampf'', which laid out his ideas and future policies. Hitler now decided to focus on legal methods of gaining power. Golden Era (1924–1929) Nazi Germany branch 23px border (Image:War Ensign of Germany 1903-1918.svg) Reichsheer (German Army (German Empire)) 23px (Image:Flag of Weimar Republic (war).svg) Reichswehr 23px (File:Flag Schutzstaffel.svg) Waffen-SS First documented in the 13th century, Berlin became the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia (w:Kingdom of Prussia) (1701–1918), the German Empire (w:German Empire) (1871–1918), the Weimar Republic (w:Weimar Republic) (1919–33) and the Third Reich (w:Third Reich) (1933–45). Berlin in the 1920s (w:1920s Berlin) was the third largest municipality in the world. After World War II, the city, along with the German state, was divided - into East Berlin (w:East Berlin) — capital of the German Democratic Republic (w:German Democratic Republic), colloquially identified in English as East Germany — and West Berlin (w:West Berlin), a political exclave (w:exclave) (surrounded by the Berlin Wall (w:Berlin Wall) from 1961 to 1989) and a ''de facto'' (although not ''de jure'' (w:Allied Control Council)) state of the Federal Republic of Germany (w:Federal Republic of Germany), known colloquially in English as West Germany (w:West Germany) from 1949 to 1990. Following German reunification (w:German reunification) in 1990, the city was once more designated as the capital of all Germany. thumb right (File:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-S90733, Victor Klemperer.jpg) '''Victor Klemperer (w:Victor Klemperer)''' (9 October 1881 – 11 February 1960) worked as a commercial apprentice, a journalist and eventually a Professor of Literature, specialising in the French Enlightenment at the Technische Universität Dresden (w:Technische Universität Dresden). His diaries detailing his life under successive German states—the German Empire (w:German Empire), the Weimar Republic (w:Weimar Republic), Nazi Germany (w:Nazi Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (w:German Democratic Republic)—were published in 1995. thumb Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles from the film ''Cabaret''. (File:Liza Minnelli Cabaret 1972 crop 3.jpg) '''''Cabaret (w:Cabaret (1972 film))''''' is a 1972 musical film (w:1972 in film) about a female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic (w:Weimar Republic) era Berlin who romances two men while the Nazi Party (w:Nazi Party) rises to power around them. :''Directed by Bob Fosse (w:Bob Fosse). Written by Jay Presson Allen (w:Jay Presson Allen), loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret (w:Cabaret (musical)) by Kander and Ebb (w:Kander and Ebb).''


Sarajevo

in the slalom (Slalom skiing), this time taking the gold while Steve (Steve Mahre) won the silver for a Mahre twin 1-2 sweep. Steve had led the first of two runs, skiing flawlessly and building a large half-second lead over Swede Jonas Nilsson with Phil in third place, another two-tenths back. Phil skied a fine second run to grab the lead, then Nilsson skied next and faltered, dropping out of the medals. Steve skied down last, needing only a solid run to take the gold, but a series of mistakes


Calgary

grew steadily year-by-year; by 1923, the Palace Theatre had to be rented to accommodate those interested in Aberhart's message. In 1925, radio station CFCN broadcast his Sunday sermons for the first time, taking his prophetic message beyond the confines of a theatre to listeners across the Prairies. In 1927, Aberhart was appointed Dean of the newly-founded Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute. The institute's building served as a centre of worship, radio broadcast, and biblical studies


Barbados

Irish stepdance and professes his love for Riverdance. In an attempt to provide an etymology lesson, Gerhard reveals that many English words actually originated from Irish towns; the examples being Limerick ("a bawdy form of poetry"), Donnybrook (Donnybrook, Dublin) ("a drunken brawl") and Cunnilingus ("to French kiss a woman's vagina). Our traveler subsequently visits the Rock of Cashel at the same time taking shots at the "disappointing" Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery ("in a wig") movie The Rock (The Rock (film)), and the city of Cork (Cork city) where he stays in an eccentric bed and breakfast and encounters hooligans. Gerhard's next stop is Blarney Castle where he hopes to receive the gift of gab by kissing the famous Blarney Stone, but he is instead stricken with a cold sore which draws ridicule from the public and forces him to heal for two weeks in Barbados. Upon return to County Kerry, Gerhard plays golf with a Catholic priest who is less than amused with his on-course antics. In Doolin, a town famous for its music, Reinke attempts to incorporate the theremin into the traditional folk sounds. At Dingle, Gerhard takes in the views of the beehive houses and Fungi the Dingle Dolphin before a thumb injury sidelines him in Barbados once again. Though Gerhard finally decides to buckle down on his book he unfortunately comes down with extreme writer's block and begins pub crawling in efforts to find himself. It only worsens as he drinks himself into a coma lasting some 24 days and incurs minor brain damage. After physical therapy and encouragement from those around him, he finishes his book "Irish Wood" which is self-published in the end. LineColor Okra forms part of several regional "signature" dishes. ''Frango com quiabo'' (chicken with okra) is a Brazilian dish (Brazilian cuisine) especially famous in the region of Minas Gerais. Gumbo, a hearty stew whose key ingredient is okra, is found throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States and in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Deep- or shallow-fried okra coated with cornmeal, flour, etc. is widely eaten in the southern United States Renewing America's food traditions: saving and savoring the continent's most ..., GP Nabhan, D Madison, 2008: "... skillet-fried vegetable coated in cornmeal"; and many hits for Google search for and similar terms . Okra is also an ingredient expected in callaloo, a Caribbean dish and the national dish of Trinidad and Tobago. It is also a part of the national dish of Barbados ''coucou'' (turned cornmeal). Okra is also eaten in Nigeria, where draw soup is a popular dish, often eaten with ''garri'' or cassava. In Vietnam, okra is the important ingredient in the dish ''canh chua''. Okra slices can also be added to ''ratatouille''. BBC - Okra ratatouille ;Atlantic Ocean This zone contains various areas within, including 'Ocean Drifters', 'Ocean Lab', 'Observation Deck', 'Lost At Sea' and 'Ocean Predators' The 'Ocean Drifters' jelly exhibit was opened in 2009, and includes moon jellies (Aurelia aurita), Japanese sea nettle (Chrysaora melanaster)s, and Upside-down jellyfish, housed in round tanks to prevent damage to their delicate bodies. The other areas take you around the largest tank of the aquarium housing 1,000 Caribbean fish including grey nurse shark, barracuda, southern stingray and tarpon. The tank volume is 2.5 million litres. This exhibit was updated at the end of 2009, with the largest ever shipment of live fish into the UK, from Barbados, West Indies. The aquarium introduced more than 18 new species. WikiPedia:Barbados Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Barbados Commons:Category:Barbados


Zimbabwe

in the final ODI, this time taking 1-33 at 4.12, with England again winning, this time by 74 runs, and completing the 4-0 series whitewash. '''Vusimuzi "Vusi" Sibanda''' (born October 10, 1983) is a Zimbabwean (Zimbabwe) cricketer. He has played international cricket for the Zimbabwe cricket team. He also plays for Midlands (Midlands cricket team) in the Logan Cup. '''Trevor Raymond Gripper''' is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He was born on December 28, 1975 in Salisbury


Normandy

. As soon as satisfactory landing grounds were available in the Normandy beachhead (Normandy), the 440th shuttled C-47s to and from France, often evacuating wounded. In 1180, he left Ireland for the last time, taking with him a son of Ua Conchobair's as a hostage to Henry. He meant to admonish Henry for incursions against Ua Conchobair, contrary to the Treaty of Windsor. After a stay at the Monastery of Abingdon (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) south of Oxford - necessitated by a closure


Prague

was in Florida at the time, taking aircraft flight training; and the Iraqi officer in question, Ahmed Khalil Ibrahim Samir al Ani, has been captured and maintains he has never met Atta. Most towns had at least one brewery, the most famous brewing cities in Bohemia were Budweis, Plzeň and Prague. Other towns with notable breweries are Rakovník, Žatec and Třeboň. Today the Prague brewing scene is dominated by Staropramen


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